The Power of Meditation
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Power of Meditation

This is an important subject for me as I’ve recently become very invested in the power of meditation. I’ve been dabbling for a while, but it’s becoming more of a commitment I look forward to on a daily or twice daily basis. It’s a new and wonderful experience for me personally, and so I want to share a bit about it with you.

Here’s a question for you. Why is meditation not just a practice but a transformative journey towards a more mindful and fulfilling life? Meditation, often misunderstood as a mere moment of silence or a quick fix for stress, holds the potential to reshape your daily experiences, offering clarity, peace, and a profound understanding of your inner self. I want to share some of the many benefits of meditation, strategies to overcome obstacles, and a bit about how to cultivate a sustainable meditation practice.


Understanding the ‘Why’ Behind Developing Your Meditation Practice

Your journey begins with introspection, understanding the core reasons behind your inclination towards meditation. Is it a quest for peace in a turbulent life, a search for deeper self-awareness, a way to open a new chapter in your life or a means to enhance concentration and productivity? Identifying your personal ‘why’ transforms meditation from a routine task into a meaningful practice that has the power to enrich your life.

Visualizing the positive changes meditation can bring to your life acts as a powerful motivator. Whether it’s a sense of calm in stressful situations, improved relationships, or a clearer mind, keeping these aspirations at the forefront of your mind can motivate you to regular practice of meditation.


Embracing the Benefits of Meditation

Meditation really is a gateway to many benefits, both psychological and physiological. From reducing stress and anxiety to enhancing emotional health, improving attention span, and even potentially reducing age-related memory loss, the benefits are many and varied. Personalizing these benefits, by reflecting on how they address your specific needs and goals in your life, can strengthen your commitment to practicing it on a regular basis.


Overcoming Obstacles

Acknowledging obstacles is so important. Common barriers to achieving your goals include time constraints, preconceived notions about meditation, or the daunting idea of sitting in silence which is admittedly hard and often times uncomfortable for many of us – me included. Understanding these perceived obstacles often stem from misconceptions can help demystify meditation. It’s important to remember meditation is adaptable; it can be practiced in various forms, durations, and settings. Dispelling myths and experimenting with different techniques can reveal a path that works really for you.


Time Management and Consistency

Incorporating the power of meditation into your daily routine may seem challenging in the beginning. Just be aware it’s not about finding time but making time. This might mean waking up a few minutes earlier or dedicating time before bed. What I’ve found, and I was very resistant in the beginning, to meditating consistently, is the more I practice, the more I look forward to meditating. It’s a hard thing to explain, but the feeling you can achieve during a session is something you want to experience again and again.

The key is consistency; even five minutes of daily practice is preferable to sporadic longer sessions. Just get started. Establishing a specific time and space for meditation can help turn it into a dedicated part of your day. I began with the Balance app which is, at the time of this writing, free for the first year. You can check it out at


Building a Supportive Community

Don’t underestimate the power of community in sustaining motivation. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals either virtually, think YouTube,or in person, can provide encouragement, share insights, and keep you accountable. Communities, whether found in local yoga studios, meditation centers, or online platforms, offer a sense of belonging and support. Sharing experiences and challenges with others on the same journey can make the practice more enjoyable, more possible and less isolating.


Cultivating a Personalized Meditation Practice

Ultimately, the motivation to meditate comes from recognizing its value in your life. When you experience the value it provides, it becomes much easier to make it a priority. This can involve experimenting with different forms of meditation such as mindfulness, loving-kindness, or guided visualizations, to find what truly resonates with you. It’s about embracing meditation not as a task but as a cherished time for self-care and introspection.

Finding the motivation to incorporate the power of meditation into your life is a deeply personal endeavor that requires understanding your “why” for doing this, recognizing the extensive benefits, overcoming perceived barriers, and the actual process of integrating meditation into your daily life. By fostering a supportive community and tailoring the practice to your needs, meditation can become a non-negotiable part of your routine, something you really look forward to. It can offer profound benefits that ripple through every aspect of your life. It’s important to remember the journey of meditation is one of gradual discovery and transformation, where each moment of mindfulness is a step towards a more fulfilled and aware existence.

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Cheryl A Major, CNWC

Cheryl A Major, CNWC

I’m author, health coach, and entrepreneur Cheryl A Major, and I would love to connect with you. If you’re new to the world of creating a better mindset for yourself, please check out my training on how to do just that at Embrace Optimism. Learn how to improve your mindset and create a happier and more positive life for yourself and those around you.


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